Part 4: All Together, Now
This first What’s In My Bag series features the Calvin Klein Monogrammed Reversible Tote. Part 1 went through a small tech bag with earbuds, charging cords, etc. You can review it here. Part 2 showcased the HOBO Lauren wallet. You can review it here. Part 3 took a look at the Dior makeup bag. You can review it here. For an in depth review of the tote itself, go here.
Now, we’re going to put the whole thing together, all of the smaller bags into the tote and see what else you can fit in.
As you can note from my previous review of this bag, it is very roomy. Everything fits in nicely, with room to spare.
The top magnetic closure fastens securely.
It has a nice wide opening for you to see and get inside, easily.
Starting in the lower left corner:
Dior makeup bag: previous post
notebook: Markings.com by C.R. Gibson, bound journal, $5.49
reading glasses: see below
reusable neoprene heat sleeve: Amazon, $6.99; I found mine two per package at Dollar Tree, although I haven’t seen them there, lately.
tech bag: previous post
baby wipes: Huggies Baby Wipes, travel pack; You can pick these up in the travel sized section of any Walmart, Target, drug store, etc. There are 16 in the package and it’s the perfect size to carry in your purse or car.
sunglasses: see below
key chain: Coach key chain, no longer available. Any key chain with a lobster claw clip will work. I use this for odd and end spare keys.
tissues: Kleenex tissues, travel size; You can buy a 3-pack of these purse/travel sized tissues in the travel sized section or by the larger/regular sized tissues at any Walmart, Target, drug store, etc.
key fob: My car doesn’t use a key, so I attached a lobster claw clip to fasten it to the inside of the tote, where I can leave it.
iPhone 6 with a Speck case: Speck Candy Shell Case for iPhone 6; I’ve had good luck with this case. I had to replace it once because it had cracked, but my phone was undamaged.
wallet: previous post
I keep my phone in the small bag that came with the tote.
Here’s a quick rundown of the glasses I carry:
On the left are the sunglasses I’m using right now. The blue and green polka dot case is from Dollar Tree. You might recognize it from this post. The sunglasses are from Sunlily. They’re very comfortable, fit well, and are just the right amount of protection from the sun. You can pick a pair up here.
The glasses on the right are reading glasses, I believe they’re 1.50 or 2.00 strength. I bought these in Barcelona last year, but you can get really decent reading glasses at Dollar Tree (I talked about them here). You can also pick up sturdy reading glasses at Half Price Books.
I always carry a glasses cleaning cloth with me.
Additionally, I can tuck in my laptop.
I have a 13 in. HP laptop and it fits very well along with the power cord.
It’s in a thin padded sleeve for protection.
Even though the end of it sticks out of the top a bit, it still fits easily and comfortably on my shoulder.
With everything in it, including the laptop, you would still have a little room to pop in a protein bar, a bottle of water, and an external hard drive.
This is a great alternative to a backpack or a conventionally styled tote bag. It’s classic and professional, and certainly more compact.
And that concludes the first What’s In My Bag series! I hope you enjoyed it. Let me know how you liked it, in the comments.